New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop
View larger
  • Status: Final Book
  • Downloads: 2,223
New Directions in Manufacturing:
Report of a Workshop
(2004)
Purchase Options
Purchase Options MyNAP members save 10% online. Login or Register
Overview

Authors

Description

The processes and techniques of manufacturing have changed substantially over the decades and that evolution continues today. In order to examine the potential impacts of these changes, the Department of Commerce asked the NRC to design a workshop to focus on issues central to the changing nature of manufacturing. The workshop brought together a number of experts to present papers about and to discuss the current state of manufacturing in the United States and the challenges it faces. This report presents the results of that workshop. Key challenges that emerged from the workshop and that are discussed include understanding manufacturing trends; manufacturing globalization; information technology opportunities; maintaining innovation; strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises; workforce education; and rising infrastructure costs.

Topics

Publication Info

156 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-09227-2
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Executive Summary 1-4
Part I Summary of the Workshop Sessions1 Manufacturing in the United States 5-10
2 Challenges Facing U.S. Manufacturing Today 11-20
3 New Directions 21-22
Part II Presented Papers: Manufacturing in the U.S. Economy4 Keynote Address: The Administration's Manufacturing Policy 23-27
5 U.S. Manufacturing at the Crossroads 28-33
6 Innovation and U.S. Manufacturing 34-38
Part III Presented Papers: View from Three Manufacturing Sectors7 Trends in Rural Manufacturing 39-45
8 Issues for Small Manufacturing Enterprises 46-48
9 Drivers and Challenges for U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing 49-54
Part IV Presented Papers: Manufacturing Globalization10 Manufacturing Globalization: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? 55-60
11 Manufacturing Globalization at United Technologies Corporation 61-64
12 Insights on Outsourcing 65-72
Part V Presented Papers: The Human Element in Manufacturing13 Keeping America Competitive 73-81
14 Economic Challenges to American Manufacturing 82-87
15 The Crisis in U.S. Manufacturing: A Union View 88-90
16 The Human Component in Manufacturing 91-94
Part VI Presented Papers: The Way Forward17 Standards and Infrastructure 95-99
18 Collaborating to Meet Manufacturing Challenges 100-104
19 Manufacturing, Energy, and the Future of New Technology 105-107
20 Army Manufacturing Technology Program Responds to 21st Century Challenges 108-111
21 Turning New Technologies into Products at Sandia National Laboratories 112-114
Part VII Presented Papers: New Manufacturing Paradigm22 Manufacturing in a Digital Era 115-129
23 Manufacturing Knowledge and the Arrow of Time 130-134
Appendix A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members 135-140
Appendix B Workshop Agenda 141-143
Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations 144-146
Related Resources
Research Tools

Suggested Citation

National Research Council. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

Import this citation to:

Copyright Information

The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:

  • Republish text, tables, figures, or images in print
  • Post on a secure Intranet/Extranet website
  • Use in a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Distribute via CD-ROM
  • Photocopy

Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:

Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
Tel: 978/777-9929
E-mail: customercare@copyright.com
Web: http://www.rightslink.com

To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.

To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.

Related Books more

More by the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design more